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Why Can’t I Get A Royal Flush?

Thousands of hands played. Thousands more to go. By Jerry “Stickman” Stich   I received an email recently from someone bemoaning the fact that he never had a royal flush even though he had played video poker for many years. His story went something like this:   I play video poker a lot and I […]

Winning is Everything

Tips for playing video poker tournaments By Henry Tamburin   What’s critical is not how much you win per round but rather ending up with more credits than your opponents have, even if it’s less credits than you started with.   When you play video poker, it’s you against the casino. You use the best […]

The Short-Coin Problem

In video poker betting, you get what you pay for By John Grochowski   Betting fewer than five coins turns even the best video poker games into games that will pad the house’s bankroll, not yours.   I’ve long suggested to fellow players that the #1 rule for a day in the casino is to […]

Big Payday from Lower Payer

With a little luck, lesser Deuces version brings a bonanza by  John Grochowski   Jack is an old friend, a laid-back fellow who’s a big sports fan. Our biggest common bond is a passion for baseball, even though he’s a fan of the Chicago White Sox and my team is (sigh!) the Chicago Cubs. In […]

Know Your Game

The differences between Class II and Class III video poker by Jerry “Stickman” Stich   If you do all your video poker play in Nevada or New Jersey this article may not be for you. However, if you ever play at Indian casinos in other states, read on. Not all casino gaming is the same. […]

Video Poker Classics

Can’t decide which version of video poker to play? Consider these favorites:   JACKS OR BETTER: This is one of the least volatile video poker games. If you’re looking for an even-keel experience that will keep you in your seat for a while, this is your game. The key is the 2-for-1 payoff on two […]

New Year’s Resolutions

Make your video poker experience better in 2014   2013 is now gone and 2014 is here. I hope that the old year was kind to you in the casinos. If it wasn’t, now is the time for putting the old year behind and looking forward to the coming year with renewed hope and resolve. […]

Video Poker Returns

Scouting the machines that pay the best By Henry Tamburin   A frustrating part of video poker for most players is the dizzying array of different pay tables that they’ll find in casinos for their favorite video poker game. For example, there are at least 11 different pay tables for Deuces Wild and seven for […]

Comps’ great divide

Slot fan wonders why she gets more than her video poker playing husband By John Grochowski   “We go to the casino together once a week and we gamble about the same amount. But when we see if we have any free play or to get buffet comps, I always have more than he does.” […]

More Class Warfare

The Difference Between Class II and Class III Video Poker By Jerry “Stickman” Stich   If you are serious about video poker play and you want to maximize your return, avoid class II games like the plague. In a recent letter to Casino Player writer Jerry “Stickman” Stich, one of our readers asked for a […]

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